Packaging Engineer - Military veterans preferred

2018-12-08
Conagra Brands (http://www.conagrabrands.com/careers)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Omaha
Nebraska
United States

Conagra Brands has the most energized, highest-impact culture in food. Our people persistently challenge and disrupt marketplace/business conventions and we are respected for our great brands, great food, great margins and consistent results. Conagra Brands, be part of building something BIG.
Job Summary
Identifies, develops and commercializes new, improved, and cost-reduced packaging while supporting cross-functional project responsibilities. With minimal supervision, leads base business technical initiatives. Under the guidance of senior level engineers, provides secondary support for Big Bet technical initiatives. Acts as key packaging resource for designated brand(s) within a platform.
Position Responsibilities
Independently lead the technical delivery of multiple standard projects.
With guidance, support highly complex technical projects.
Serve as a subject matter expert in selected packaging technology and educate packaging staff on such technology.
Provide support to designated business groups to resolve packaging issues.
Work directly with business partners (Brand, Finance, etc) and RQI peers (Product Development, Quality, etc) on assigned brands.
Coordinate and execute experiments, as well as plant trials; prepare results in technical reports, both written and oral, for review with minimal supervision.
Interpret, develop, and issue technical specifications.
Maintain awareness of technical trends and developments in the packaging industry.
Participate in brainstorming and information gathering efforts for resource planning process as needed.
Collaborate with Consumer Insights on testing of new package ideas.
Maintain strong communication on projects with internal and external cross functional teams.
Gain familiarity with fiscal and strategic plans of team.
Be aware of project tasks and how they impact the project budget.
Contribute as needed on cross-functional teams.
Acquire working knowledge of the packaging principles and operating systems for assigned platform.
Position Qualifications
Bachelors in Packaging, Engineering or related field; Masters preferred.
Minimum of 2 years work experience in packaging or engineering industry, CPG preferred.
Solid understanding of packaging materials capabilities and equipment.
Knowledge of test methodology.
Strong ability to collaborate and maintain cross-functional partnerships.
Strong analytical and logical problem solving abilities.
Developing troubleshooting skills with ability to “think on their feet.”
Understanding of business principles.
Financial understanding to optimize profitability.
Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to travel up to 20 - 40% of time. Must be able to travel independently and as a responsible ConAgra Foods, Inc. representative
Proficient in Microsoft Office.
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Conagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.